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The 2018 British Grand Prix (officially the Formula 1 2018 Rolex British Grand Prix)[1] was the tenth race of the 2018 Formula One season, the seventy-third time the British Grand Prix was held, and the fifty-fourth time it was held at the Silverstone Circuit. It was held between 6 July and 8 July 2018.

In qualifying, Lewis Hamilton took his fourth pole position of the season, also his sixth pole at the Silverstone Circuit. Sebastian Vettel qualified second, just 0.044 seconds behind Hamilton, while Kimi Räikkönen qualified third.

In the race, Hamilton made a poor start and fell behind Vettel and Valtteri Bottas, before Kimi Räikkönen collided with him at Turn 3 and left him at the back of the field. As Vettel controlled the race in first place, Hamilton fought his way back past the backmarkers and the midfield, and moved up into fifth place following Daniel Ricciardo's second pit stop. When the safety car came out after Marcus Ericsson spun off into the barrier at the Abbey corner at the end of lap 32, Vettel, Max Verstappen and Räikkönen all pitted while Bottas and Hamilton both stayed out, putting Bottas in the lead and Hamilton in third. One lap after the safety car came in at the end of lap 37, Romain Grosjean and Carlos Sainz, Jr. collided at Copse, and the safety car came back out for another four laps. With the race restarted at the end of lap 41, Bottas and Vettel fought for the lead, with Vettel finally passing Bottas on lap 47 with fresher tyres, and Hamilton passed Bottas a lap later. However, Hamilton's tyres were not fresh enough to let him fight for the lead, as Vettel took victory for the second time at the Silverstone Circuit, ending Hamilton's winning streak of four consecutive British Grand Prix wins, while Räikkönen finished third after passing Verstappen during the second restart and later passing Bottas.


Background[]

A third DRS zone was added, going along the pit straight and the Abbey and Farm corners, marking the first time that DRS was used on corners, as drivers can go fast on low fuel at those corners, although it would lack aerodynamic grip, which would make it harder to handle corners at fast speeds. However, the drivers would be able to manually deactivate DRS if they feel they would not be able to take the corners while using it.[2]

Entry list[]

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Mercedes W09 EQ Power+ Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Mercedes W09 EQ Power+ Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF71H Ferrari 062 EVO P
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF71H Ferrari 062 EVO P
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB14 TAG Heuer TAG Heuer P
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB14 TAG Heuer TAG Heuer P
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM11 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
31 France Esteban Ocon India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM11 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW41 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW41 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault Sport Formula One Team Renault R.S.18 Renault R.E.18 P
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault Sport Formula One Team Renault R.S.18 Renault R.E.18 P
28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda Toro Rosso STR13 Honda RA618H P
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda Toro Rosso STR13 Honda RA618H P
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-18 Ferrari 062 EVO P
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-18 Ferrari 062 EVO P
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL33 Renault R.E.18 P
2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL33 Renault R.E.18 P
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team Sauber C37 Ferrari 062 EVO P
16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team Sauber C37 Ferrari 062 EVO P
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Practice Overview[]

FP1[]

FP2[]

FP3[]

Practice Results[]

No Driver Team FP1 FP2 FP3
Time Pos Time Pos Time Pos
2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 1:30.416 17 1:30.121 17 1:30.004 18
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:28.144 4 1:28.408 5 1:28.018 6
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 1:27.998 3 1:27.552 1 1:27.851 4
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 1:28.218 5 1:28.045 4 1:26.815 2
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 1:29.352 7 No Time 20 1:28.554 9
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:29.942 11 1:30.046 14 1:28.814 10
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 1:30.004 12 1:29.831 13 1:30.050 19
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 1:29.812 8 1:29.522 9 1:29.066 12
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 1:30.322 15 1:29.306 6 1:29.070 13
16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:30.027 13 1:29.557 10 1:28.146 7
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:29.878 10 1:30.069 15 1:29.829 16
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 1:30.065 14 1:29.617 12 1:28.418 8
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 1:30.701 18 1:29.354 7 1:29.094 14
28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 1:30.749 19 1:30.404 18 No Time 20
31 France Esteban Ocon India Force India-Mercedes 1:29.815 9 1:29.467 8 1:28.917 11
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:28.325 6 No Time 19 1:28.012 5
35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:31.017 20 1:30.103 16 1:29.984 17
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:27.487 1 1:27.739 2 1:26.722 1
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault 1:30.358 16 1:29.563 11 1:29.133 15
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 1:27.854 2 1:27.909 3 1:27.364 3
Source: [3][4][5]

Qualifying[]

Q1[]

Q2[]

Q3[]

Qualifying Results[]

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 2 1:26.818 1 1:26.256 1 1:25.892 1
2 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 1 1:26.585 2 1:26.372 2 1:25.936 2
3 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 5 1:27.549 4 1:26.483 3 1:25.990 3
4 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 3 1:27.025 3 1:26.413 4 1:26.217 4
5 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 4 1:27.309 5 1:27.013 5 1:26.602 5
6 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 7 1:27.979 6 1:27.369 6 1:27.099 6
7 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 10 1:28.143 8 1:27.730 7 1:27.244 7
8 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 9 1:28.086 7 1:27.522 8 1:27.455 8
9 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 6 1:27.962 9 1:27.790 9 1:27.879 9
10 31 France Esteban Ocon India Force India-Mercedes 14 1:28.279 10 1:27.843 10 1:28.194 10
11 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 8 1:28.017 11 1:27.901 11
12 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 12 1:28.210 12 1:27.928 12
13 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 11 1:28.187 13 1:28.139 13
14 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 15 1:28.399 14 1:28.343 14
15 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 13 1:28.249 15 1:28.391 15
16 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault 16 1:28.456 16
17 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 17 1:29.096 17
18 35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 18 1:29.252 PL*
107% time: 1:32.645
19 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 19 no time PL
20 28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 20 no time PL
Source: [6]
  • * Sirotkin had to start from the pit lane due to changes on his front wing and car floor.[7]
  • Stroll failed to set a lap time within the 107% rule, but was given permission from the stewards to race. He later had to start from he pit lane due to changes on his front wing and car floor.[7]
  • Hartley did not compete due to damaging his car in FP3,[6] but was given permission from the stewards to race. He later had to start from the pit lane due to changes on his chassis and exceeding the use of internal combustion engines and MGU-Ks.[7]

Grid[]

Race[]

Report[]

Results[]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 52 1h 27m 29.784s 2 25
2 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 52 +2.264s 1 18
3 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 52 +3.652s 3 15
4 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 52 +8.883s 4 12
5 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 52 +9.500s 6 10
6 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 52 +28.220s 11 8
7 31 France Esteban Ocon India Force India-Mercedes 52 +29.930s 10 6
8 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 52 +31.115s 13 4
9 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 52 +33.188s 7 2
10 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 52 +34.708s 12 1
11 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 52 +35.774s 17
12 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 52 +38.106s PL
13 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 52 +39.129s* 14
14 35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 52 +48.113s PL
15 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 46 Oil pressure 5
Ret 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 37 Brakes/Accident 8
Ret 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault 37 Brakes/Accident 16
Ret 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 31 Spun off/Accident 15
Ret 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 18 Mechanical 9
Ret 28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 1 Electrics PL
Source: [8]
  • * Gasly was given a five-second time penalty for causing a collision.[8]

Milestones[]

Standings after race[]

Notes[]

  1. "Formula 1 2018 Rolex British Grand Prix". formula1.com. Formula One Administration. https://www.formula1.com/en/championship/races/2018/Great_Britain.html. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  2. Noble, Jonathan; Reyer, Maria (2 July 2018). "F1 drivers to have option of using DRS through Silverstone corners". autosport.com (Motorsport Network). https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/137157/new-british-gp-drs-zone-adds-corners-challenge. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  3. "2018 British Grand Prix – Practice 1 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 6 July 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/988/great-britain/practice-1.html. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  4. "2018 British Grand Prix – Practice 2 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 6 July 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/988/great-britain/practice-2.html. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  5. "2018 British Grand Prix – Practice 3 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 7 July 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/988/great-britain/practice-3.html. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "2018 British Grand Prix – Qualifying results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 7 July 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/988/great-britain/qualifying.html. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Williams duo to start British GP from the pit lane". Formula1.com (FOM). 8 July 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2018/7/both-williams-cars-to-start-from-the-pit-lane.html. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Britain Grand Prix 2018 Race Results". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 8 July 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/988/great-britain/race-result.html. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
V T E 2018 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • Force India • Force India (Racing Point) • Haas • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Renault • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault • TAG Heuer
Drivers alphabetically Alonso • Bottas • Ericsson • Gasly • Grosjean • Hamilton • Hartley • Hülkenberg • Leclerc • Magnussen • Ocon • Pérez • Räikkönen • Ricciardo • Sainz • Sirotkin • Stroll • Vandoorne • Verstappen • Vettel
Drivers by number Vandoorne • 3 Ricciardo • 5 Vettel • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 10 Gasly • 11 Pérez • 14 Alonso • 16 Leclerc • 18 Stroll • 20 Magnussen • 27 Hülkenberg • 28 Hartley • 31 Ocon • 33 Verstappen • 35 Sirotkin • 44 Hamilton • 55 Sainz • 77 Bottas
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